ACA Magnifying Glass By oneestimate, premiums on the federal marketplace have risen 71percent, while premiums on state exchanges increased by 40 percent.(Photo: Getty)

After a very rocky rollout of a number of state exchanges in2013 when the Affordable Care Act marketplaces first becameeffective, policymakers in six states believe they can nowpiggyback on the successful ones – as well as leverage the latesttechnology — to launch their own state exchanges.

Maine is one of them, working to launch its exchange in 2021,Jeanne Lambrew, commissioner of the state's Department of Healthand Human Services tells Stateline.

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Katie Kuehner-Hebert

Katie Kuehner-Hebert is a freelance writer based in Running Springs, Calif. She has more than three decades of journalism experience, with particular expertise in employee benefits and other human resource topics.